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‘A Fistful of Dollars’ and More Hit the Shelves In This Week’s New to Blu (Week of 5/22/2018)



Each week here at Bloody Disgusting we like to highlight some of the new Blu-ray releases hitting shelves across the world. Please note that this isn’t every release for the week, just a few of the ones that jumped out at us.

It’s Tuesday again! And as we all know that means we’ve got new Blu-ray releases! It’s another most light week in terms of quantity, but the quality is really high. And really, when it boils down to it, isn’t quality the only thing that matters? Yes.

Chris’ 5-Start, Sure to Entertain, Pick of the Week!

A Fistful of Dollars (Kino Lorber, Region A)

About eight months ago Kino Lorber released a new Blu-ray version of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It’s a gorgeous release with a wonderful picture that looks different than any past releases and it’s loaded with special features. With A Fistful of Dollars they haven’t presented an entirely new presentation, but they’ve delivered on a release that still looks gorgeous and comes overflowing with bonus content. This is one of the greatest westerns ever made. Any time it gets a new release it’s worth checking out.

I Haven’t Seen It Yet, But It Sounds Cool!

The Vampire and the Ballerina (Scream Factory, Region A)

The Vampire and the Ballerina is a 1960 movie directed by Italian filmmaker Renato Polselli. I don’t know much about Polselli, though I know he wrote the screenplay to Django Kills Softly, and I’ve never heard of this film, but I love vampires and the ballet, so this has to be good, right? An Italian vampire movie from the 60’s? No way this one doesn’t at least leave some sort of an impression.

And now everything else…

US Releases

The Matrix 4K (Warner Bros, Region A)

In the near future, a computer hacker named Neo discovers that all life on Earth may be nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is “farmed” to fuel the Matrix’s campaign of domination in the “real” world. He joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix.

Jurassic Park Collection 4K (Universal, Region A)

Collection of the first four Jurassic Park movies presented in 4K UHD.

Of Unknown Origin (Scream Factory, Region A)

A New York banker fends for himself against a giant rat loose in his renovated brownstone.

Death Smiles on a Murderer (Arrow, Region A)

A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

Tremors: Attack Pack (Universal, Region A)

All four Tremors films in one Blu-ray collection.

UK Releases

Death Smiles on a Murderer (Arrow, Region B)

A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

eXistenZ (101 Films, Region B)

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

The Grifters (101 Films, Region B)

A small-time con man tries to avoid getting involved in big-time crime.

Australia Releases

Blood Drive: The Complete Series (Via Vision Entertainment, Region B)

“Blood Drive” is a high-octane scripted series in the classic grindhouse movie tradition that centers around LA’s last good cop who – after partner with a dangerous femme fatale – is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race with no way out.


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